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Female portion of the human psyche as proposed by Carl Jung.
Also a powerful summon from Final Fantasy X who resembles a fish in a straitjacket.
Carl is sensitive, because he's in touch with his anima.
by Josh H June 06, 2003
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Briefly, "the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own." Originally from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which has a lot more beautiful neologism definitions like this you might enjoy.
I felt deep sonder thinking about the all the people who looked up this word along with me.
by rednos January 10, 2013
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The Latin root of animus is cognate with Greek anemoi (wind), breath and Sanskrit aniti (he breathes).

In Italian, Spanish and Catalan, anima is most closely translated as "soul"

In Latin, animus and anima may both be translated as "soul" or "mind", depending on context.
anima is one of the two anthropomorphic archetypes of the unconscious mind

The word anima may come from the Proto-Indo-European language root *ane- ("to breathe")

(De Anima) is a major treatise by Aristotle on the nature of living things.
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Artist reflecting anima Lluwellyn at : "Anima design with a breath of soul"
by la voz February 09, 2010
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When connected to Final Fantasy, it is a popular name for a summon. In Final Fantasy X, Anima is the most powerful summon.

Another example is in the newest game, Final Fantasy XIII. In this game, Anima is not a summon, but something called a Fal'cie.
1.When I summoned Anima, I completely owned everything in sight.

2. Anima is one of the crappiest Fal'cie. I like Eden SO much more.
by Kuroneko97 May 22, 2010
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Elemental Magic as proposed by the American Fire Emblem game. Used by mages. Beaten by dark magic but beats light magic.
I cast EXCALIBUR on you, bitch, and your Shine is no match. I just gotta watch out for Luna...
by chaseafterstart June 24, 2004
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